Sometimes I feel like Chris Pratt is just playing dress up.
Today we got a look at several images from Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. While I’m still not sure if we even needed a remake of the classic western (which itself is a westernized remake of Seven Samurai), this is how you should do one. Get a look at these images to see what I mean:
This cast is insane! An Orson Welles looking Vincent D’Onofrio, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Chris Pratt all count themselves as members of The Magnificent Seven. That is a stacked cast. While a remake is unnecessary, that doesn’t stop it from having the chance at being a fun film. I’m always down for a good western, and this looks like it could be a lot of fun with this cast.
I have to say that this is a pretty diverse cast, especially for a western! Only three of the seven are white, which I think is pretty cool. While it’s not that big of a deal or anything, it’s just cool to see the main cast populated with more than gruff white dudes. Instead, it’s multicultural gruff dudes! Yay progress.
While I’m a big fan of Chris Pratt, I’m not sure how he’ll fare in a western. His Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy was pretty much just a space cowboy (which is just the Han Solo arch type) but he seems to stand out in the cast as being the more comedic actor in the bunch, while the rest is heavily weighted towards drama.
Personally I’m a fan of this cast and think this remake has some potential, but I’m curious about everyone else’s opinion! Hate the idea of the remake? Love it? Wait for Netflix? Let me know in the comments below.